Simulation Center Facilities and Equipment


The Texas Children’s Simulation center is a 9,000 square feet facility that is utilized to immerse multidisciplinary teams into simulation training in pediatrics and obstetrics.  The facility includes:

  • 6 Simulets: Smaller clinic exam patient rooms
  • 2 Simulation theaters
  • 3 Debriefing rooms
  • Clinical skills/Task Training room
  • Control room with one-way mirrors to the simulation theaters
  • A master observation room, where you can view each simulation room

In addition, we now have 12 In-Situ Simulation rooms across our Texas Children’s System, which place simulation spaces closer to clinical teams, and more closely mimic their actual spaces.


Within the simulation center we utilize a combination of high fidelity and low fidelity mannequins to immerse learners in simulations so they can respond to scenarios.  We have over 50 high fidelity and low fidelity mannequins that we use throughout the Texas Children’s System.

In addition, we utilize the same medical equipment that is used in the clinical areas to ensure that we are creating as real of an environment as possible for simulation, such as ventilators, crash carts, defibrillators, ECMO circuits, etc. The Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital features both male and female high-fidelity simulators to recreate realistic neonatal, obstetric and pediatric clinical scenarios. These simulators include:

Laerdal SimBaby™

SimBaby™ is the advanced infant patient simulator for team training. With realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, SimBaby allows learners to practice and perfect their skills in a risk-free environment.

Laerdal SimNewB™

SimNewB™ is an interactive simulator, designed by Laerdal with the American Academy of Pediatrics to meet the training requirements of the NRP. With realistic newborn traits and lifelike clinical feedback, SimNewB™ is ideal for training for the specific needs of neonates.

Laerdal SimMan® 3G

SimMan® is a portable and advanced patient simulator for team training. SimMan® has realistic anatomy and clinical functionality, allowing learners to practice the emergency treatment of patients.

Gaumard Newborn HAL® Mobile Team Trainer

Newborn HAL® Mobile Team Trainer is a state-of-the-art pediatric simulator with lifelike newborn traits for team training. With programmable features and clinical feedback, Newborn HAL® gives learners the ability to apply their skills in a real-time, risk-free environment.

Gaumard S550 NOELLE™ Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator

This comprehensive teaching system combines the best of Guamard's patient care simulators with the Advanced Childbirth Simulator. It is designed to provide a complete birthing experience before, during, and after delivery.